Senate debates

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Questions without Notice

Council of Australian Governments

2:02 pm

Photo of Mathias CormannMathias Cormann (WA, Liberal Party, Vice-President of the Executive Council) Share this | Hansard source

And what great progress have we made on that front? We inherited from Senator Wong and the muppets in the Labor Party—Mr Shorten, Mr Bowen, Senator Wong; they were all there when Labor lost government in 2013. Do you know what they left behind? A weakening economy, rising unemployment and a rapidly deteriorating budget position. Do you know what we have now achieved? We have achieved a stronger economy, stronger employment growth, a lower unemployment rate than where people thought it would be and, of course, a much stronger budget position with a much stronger trajectory moving forward. We have— (Time expired)

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